The Barrel Boys Return to Algoma, Thursday, June 06, 7pm, AlgomaTrad Centre

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Returning after an amazing sold-out show last year, The Barrel Boys, one of Canada’s foremost bluegrass ensembles, will perform at the AlgomaTrad Centre, 1249 F&G Line, St. Joseph Island on Thursday, June 06 at 7PM. Tickets are $30/Adults, $25/Seniors, $15/Students, free for 10 and under and are available HERE.

Ontario bluegrass and roots band The Barrel Boys have spent over a decade crafting a distinctive sound that balances innovation and tradition. They are renowned for the breathtaking vocal harmonies and instrumental prowess that are central to bluegrass, old-time, and country music. What really sets The Boys apart is the heartfelt original writing that continues to charm audiences across Canada.

Established in 2012, The Barrel Boys are a 5-piece acoustic string band based in Ontario, Canada. The band’s sound is built around rich vocal harmonies and virtuosic instrumental playing, and their unique repertoire of original material is informed by their fluency in classic bluegrass, old-time, country, and Americana. Each of the 5 members, Nathan Smith (Fiddle); Rob McLaren (Banjo); Ben Wright (Guitar); Kyle Kirkpatrick (Dobro); and Tim O’Reilly (Bass), writes and sings their own songs, making for a wide stylistic range within the band’s sound.

“There’s a certain “band next door” feel to The Barrel Boys. They may be accomplished musicians with tight harmonies and great arrangements, but their music is also brimming with the kind of personality that makes you want to buy them a beer and hear their life stories. ” — Kristin Cavoukian – Exclaim!

Check out some of their videos, including a live number from last year’s concert!